Drive My Car

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi'

Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura, Reika Kirishima Rated 15 Run time 179 mins
A major hit at festivals and fully deserving of all the prizes and popular acclaim it has received, this is a mysterious and beautiful film. A successful actor and theater director has a complex relationship with his wife – a writer and TV dramatist. While faced with devastating events in his life and his marriage, the film shows his growing relationship with the driver he hires while directing a revival of Chekov’s Uncle Vanya in Hiroshima. As the story progresses they drivers background and history grows in importance and this very moving film becomes a truly engrossing and exalting experience.
97% – Rotten Tomatoes
7.6/10 – IMDB
“A quiet masterpiece from the Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi, “Drive My Car” is a story about grief, love and work as well as the soul-sustaining, life-shaping power of art.”
“A virtuoso of intimacy, Hamaguchi has a thing for cars or, more specifically, the familiarities their tight spaces create. You spend a lot of time in Yusuke’s Saab, a pristine beauty.”
‘Drive My Car’ Review: A Director Takes Your Heart for a Spin- The New York Times